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Publication Date: 2 May 2019
Subject: Younger teen novels
Suitable for: Secondary (Year 7, Year 8, Year 9)
AR: 4.7 MY
RRP £7.99 Save 26%
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Follows a 12 year old Polish girl struggling to adjust to life in Britain
Armed with a suitcase and an old laundry bag filled with clothes, Kasienka and her mother head for England. Life is lonely for Kasienka.
At home her mother's heart is breaking and at school friends are scarce. But when someone special swims into her life, Kasienka learns that there might be more than one way for her to stay afloat.
"The Weight of Water" is a startlingly original piece of fiction; most simply a brilliant coming of age story, it also tackles the alienation experienced by many young immigrants. Moving, unsentimental and utterly page-turning, we meet and share the experiences of a remarkable girl who shows us how quiet courage prevails.
NOTE : Story is set in Coventry and contains one incidence of swearing.
NOTE : Shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal 2013
129mm x 198mm